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ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE is a payment which some people who have reached state pension age may be eligible to claim. It could also unlock other forms of financial support.

PUBLISHED: 14:51, Fri, Jan 1, 2021 | UPDATED: 14:51, Fri, Jan 1, 2021

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If a person who has reached state pension age has a disability severe enough to need someone to help look after them, it may be they can claim Attendance Allowance. This payment is intended to help with the extra costs they may face.

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There are two different rates when it comes to Attendance Allowance.

How much a person can get will depend on the level of care that's needed because of their disability.

Currently, the rates are £59.70 or £89.15 per week.

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The rules state a person could get this payment if the person is both state pension age or older and either physically or mentally disabled.

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It does not cover mobility needs, however.

It's important to be aware a person doesn't need to have to have someone caring for them in order to be able to claim.

Should a person have a carer, however, it may be the unpaid carer could get Carer's Allowance if the individual has substantial caring needs.

Furthermore, it may be the other benefits one is eligible for can increase by getting Attendance

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